Tax Rate Breakdown

Upton Board of Assessors announce the Fiscal Year 2017 Tax rate to be $18.16                                            

The Upton Board of Assessors is pleased to announce we recently received approval from the Department of Revenue (DOR) for the FY2017 tax rate to be set at $18.16.  This is a decrease of $.40 per thousand over the FY2016 tax rate. 

Upton has a single tax rate for all property classes.  The current total assessment (value) of all property within the Town of Upton is $1,066,151,429. The property valuation reflects 94.4% residential, 2.09% commercial, .92% industrial and 2.58% personal property.  

The FY2017 tax rate is based on votes at Upton Town Meetings approving the FY2017 budget and other financial expenditures.  The total amount to be raised and appropriated is $19,361,310         

As you may be aware, Upton tax bills are paid on a quarterly basis. The first two payments are preliminary, based on the previous year’s tax rate and value. Since the tax rate has been set and approved by the State, the second two payments are calculated on the actual tax rate plus the CPA surcharge.   Therefore, the second two payments will be greater than the first two preliminary bills. The final two quarterly adjusted bills are mailed in late December. These tax bills are due in: February and May. 

Fiscal 2017 tax rate of $18.16 also includes eight previously approved debt exclusions. The exclusions account for $1.52 (of the $18.16) per $1,000 of property valuation within the tax rate.

Tax Breakdown                                                                             Expiration date 

 Tax rate within Proposition 2 ½                              $           16.64

         School Bond (High School)                            $             0.42             2017

          Wastewater Treatment Plant                         $             0.11              2019

          Fire Station                                                    $             0.25             2020

          Stefans Property (open space)                      $            0.11              2020

          Memorial School                                            $              0.42            2024   

          Miscoe Hill                                                      $             0.08             2024

          Blackstone Valley Tech                                  $            0.03              2025

          Third Water Source                                        $             0.10              2033 

More information and answers to the frequently asked questions can be found on the town of Upton’s website under the Assessors page.                                                       http://www.uptonma.gov/Pages/UptonMA_BComm/Assessor/faq

NOTE:   If you have any questions concerning property assessment, the tax rate, exemptions, and abatement applications please contact the assessor’s office.  The office is open Monday, Wednesday &Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  The Board of Assessors meet on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday evening at 4:00 pm.   The meetings are opened to the public and we would be happy to answers any questions during that time.  If you cannot make it to the office during the regular office hours or during our meetings, the Assessors will be happy to meet with you by appointment.  Please contact us at 508-529-1002 or email boa@uptonma.gov

If you need any information about paying the tax bill please contact the Treasurer/Collectors office by phone at 508-529-3737 or visit the website.